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ABC’s app-based alcohol delivery service tears down its argument for keeping ‘whiskey & Wheaties’ wall

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If you listen to the lobbyists for ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and other independent liquor retailers, it would be the bacchanal end-of-the-world if the state’s Prohibition-era law that requires retailers to sell hard liquor in a separate store from groceries and other wares was repealed. For three years now, various lawmakers have carried legislation — nicknamed “whiskey and Wheaties” bills — pushed by Wal-Mart, Target and other big-box retailers that would ease regulations on the sale of alcohol. The bill for…

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Will Gov. Rick Scott be showing up in court next week?

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There could be some courtroom drama next week in Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit against the federal government over the fate of $2 billion in supplemental Medicaid money known as Low Income Pool. It was expected that oral arguments would be held on June 19 in the fast-moving lawsuit. But Chief Judge M. Casey Rodgers, in an order issued on Wednesday, said she would hold an evidentiary hearing on the governor’s motion for a preliminary injunction that, if approved, could force the federal government to…

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